Alberta Politics: Alberta Advanced Education Ministry now maintaining close watch on Athabasca University

PHOTOS: A recent newspaper ad seeking a new board chair for Athabasca University. Below: Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt at the Legislature on Budget Day; Athabasca MLA Colin Piquette; and Athabasca University interim President Peter MacKinnon (CBC photo). When we last talked about the Athabasca University saga on March 3, the distance-education institution based in ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Alberta NDP should embrace an Urban Agenda

TweetToday is the deadline to enter the Alberta New Democratic Party leadership race. With 3 candidates having already entered the race, Edmonton-Calder MLA David Eggen, Edmonton-Strathcona MLA Rachel Notley and labour activist Rod Loyola, the Alberta NDP are having their first contested leadership race since 1996. Advice I would offer to the next leader of the NDP (and the ...

Left Over: Subsidizing Reality in BC

B.C. premier’s office mobbed over child-care costs CBC News Posted: Mar 9, 2013 4:49 PM PT Lots of people complain that those who cannot afford childcare should simply stay home, or conversely, have no children until they can afford them (the 12th of never for many.) Let’s be honest and creative here (and, full disclosure, ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Ontario Teachers Begin Strike Actions November 12

by OSSTF/FEESP After postponing sanctions for five days, Ken Coran, President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation announced early this morning that discussions with the Provincial Government have ended without an agreement. OSSTF/FEESO made the offer to continue talks in an effort to reach an acceptable agreement. OSSTF/FEESO is open to further discussions at both ...

Trashy's World: Four words…

… for you if you want your child removed from the public school classroom if something is being taught that somehow offends your sensibilities: “Home schooling” and “private schools”. Ontario has tried hard to accommodate parents with conservative religious views who want their children excused from sex education classes. Typically, that means some students head ...